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Trouble with VIDEO CARD


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Hallo people, pleas help me out someone!!!

I have touble with my video card. I have an 6600GT AGP video card and if I install the new NVIDIA dirvers (78.01), I can't play any movies. Also my TV kard doesn't work. What hapends is my CPU usage goes up to 100%. The strangest thing is that I can play Games normaly and also the movies in the games apear to be fine. I really don't understand whay this hapends. I called the store from whare I bought the video card, but they couldn't really help me much. All they said was that I might have to format my HD and reinstall windows, but they didn't really knew for sure. Now I haven't done that, becous I have some things I don't wan't to get rid of my computer. So if anyone knwo what I might have to do besides formating my computer, PLEAS help me out!!! One more thing, if I right-klik on the desctop and got to Properties, then to Settings, then Advanced, then Troubleshoot and set the Hardware acceleration to almost none, then I can watch movies but still pretty crappy (sound goes wrong and screen seems to be darken). What I really don't understand is why can I play games and see movies in the games, but not in windows and why does the old drivers work? Now I wouldn't want to change any drivers if I hadn't to, but I'm using drivers from 2 or 3 (or more) versions earlier and I want to play Battlefield 2 with propper graphics, but that I can't do with the old drivers (only the lowest graphics). Also all the other (newer) drivers do the same thing. I t seems like only the this old drivers (and below) work propper, but none of the newer!

Ok that was it, I hope someone could HELP me out. I would really appreciate that!!!

MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!


(sorry for my crappy english)
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Did you already have nVidia drivers installed and then install the latest version (78.01) ?

If so that might be the problem, according to nVidia's website you should uninstall the old drivers before installing new ones.

To do this go to "Add/Remove Programs" on the control panel, there should be a "nVidia Drivers" entry, remove it and reboot. Then reinstall and reboot, note that I can't guarentee this will work though.
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No it didn't work! I've uninstalled the drivers and then reinstall them, but they really didn't work. I still get the 100% CPU usage when playing movies!
Thanks for your reply though!!
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I had a similar problem, not 100% CPU usuage but rather dreadful resolution on movies. Couln't get rid of it until I was able to install a later version of the drivers.

Maybe v78.01 is now hopelessly corrupt for you, however if you download an earlier version from the website (v71.84 say) it might just work.

Be sure to follow the driver installation hints.
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Thats exactly the version I'm using right now. And that version works just fine, but my problem is that I can't play Battlefield 2 with good graphics, I can with low though. But if there is nothing to do but to whait for another version to come out, then I geuss I have to do that, and play Battlefield 2 with this crappy graphics!!
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